I've promised my almost 4 year old son a violin for Christmas, and have measured his neck to mid-palm to be 15.5 inches. Looking at the available 1/10 sizes there are the Gliga violins (Genial 1, 2, Gems 1, 2), and the Shar Hoffman (Etude, Prelude). For a 4 year old beginner, what is the difference in Genial 1, 2, Gems 1, 2 and/or the Etude, Prelude other than the price? Are the more expensive ones worth it in terms of playability and sound, or just have better decoration?
Since I will be teaching him, I would like it to be a fun experience and have at least decent sound, whatever is possible for a 4 year old!
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